Thielemans, Jean Baptiste Victor Frederic 'Toots' 29.apr.1922-22.aug.2016 Belgium, Brussel Marolles - Brussel
jazz guitarist, harmonica player, 13.nov.1951 emigrated to the USA New York City, 19.aug.1957 in Yonkers NY he became naturalized American, he died at a hospital in Brussel while residing in nearby Terhulpen (La Hulpe) ; son of carpenter/owner of cafe Trapken Af at 241 rue Haute in Marolles Bernard Francois Thielemans (Brussel 27.jun.1891-18.nov.1956 Brussel) and Armance Isabelle Demaesschalck (Antwerpen 30.sep..1891-20.aug.1975 Brussel) ; grandson of Jean Baptiste Thielemans (Brussel 15.apr.1861-10.apr.1930) and Marie Belanger (1862-31.mar.1937) ; grandson of Isidore Demaesschalck (Sint-Niklaas 22.jul.1859-19.jul.1931 Deurne) and Victorine Isabelle Rorive (Quaregnon 17.jul.1861-10.jul.1929 Antwerpen)

[in interviews he claimed that his given names were Jean Baptiste Francois Theodore or Jean Baptiste Frederic Isidore, he may have been baptized with all these names]

Title Parts

[J] Le trottoir. Guitar, piano, bass and drums
Toots Thielemans, George Arvanitas, Roland Lobligeois, Philippe Combelle. Gitanes 549403-2

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